Exercise and Cancer Recovery Program Grows at MCCH
By WestKyStar Staff
MURRAY, KY - Since moving to the Murray Calloway County Hospital Center for Health and Wellness in 2011, the Exercise and Cancer Recovery program has continued to grow and expand services offered to those who have recently completed cancer or other intensive treatments.
The program offers an individually developed program by Tiffany Stanger, an exercise specialist certified in exercise and cancer recovery, in coordination with their physicians’ recommendations and precautions. The program is designed to meet individual needs post-treatment in order to improve flexibility, strength and stamina. While in the past this program has been aimed only at post-cancer treatment patients, Stanger now creates specialized programs for anyone needing help in the transition period after an intensive treatment or surgery.
“We see people who have just completed cardiac rehab or physical therapy, as well as people who have had joint or bariatric surgery,” Stanger said. “I help with the transition to the gym, creating an exercise prescription that is tailored to the individual.”
Stanger has been with the ECR program for five years, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. She also completed an ECR certification program with Murray State University and Dr. William Giese, Radiation Oncologist at the Regional Cancer Center at MCCH. Giese originally envisioned the ECR program and supports its mission of recovery.
Patients can be referred to the ECR program by their physician. For more information, contact the Center for Health & Wellness at (270) 762-1348.